Welcome to Lion’s Roar Dharma Center

Buddhist teachings at Lion’s Roar are especially designed for people with daily work, school and family commitments. As 21st Century Buddhists we promote and share basic human values and work through challenges and relationships openly. We live the concepts of compassion, tolerance, self-discipline and interdependence in order to achieve happiness and overcome suffering. We want to help people make the Lion Roar. We believe it is possible through practice and realization, no matter what one’s life circumstances. We aim to create an open and just society for everyone.


Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has contributed to our dream of a new Dharma Center by offering funds, practices and prayers! Our offer on the perfect home for our Dharma Center has been accepted and we reached our fund raising goal of $250,000 for the down payment! We are truly grateful for the outpouring of support! We are moving forward with the purchase of the property and need additional funds to make the property ADA compliant and for other repairs that may be required. To help us fund these needs, please click on www.lionsroardharmacenter.org/donate/.
A very special poem expresses our joy:
We live in our teachers’ hearts, and we feel their love. A love so big, it can not be contained. Now their love is manifesting in outer form – a temple. Wide open doors and windows all around. May all beings be happy, may all beings be free.

Special Event – Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche Returns to Sacramento in January!

Lion’s Roar is pleased to welcome Kyabje Jhado Rinpoche to Sacramento January 9 and 10, 2015. We are honored and blessed to receive spiritual instruction and direction from this precious teacher and grateful for the confidence he has shown in us by returning to Sacramento for this, his fourth visit. Please click here for detailed information.

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First Steps

If you’re new to meditation or to Lion’s Roar, you can get started here for basic information and instruction.

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Our monthly newsletter shares what’s going on in our community, offers insight into Buddhist events and includes inspiring teachings from Lama Jinpa.

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Upcoming Events

Please join us for the events listed below.  Our members are there to welcome you, answer questions and provide encouragement.



We Need to Just Quietly Sit

Most of Dharma is not formal yogi practice. Most of Dharma is about sharing healing energy to help others. Most... Read More →

Blessing Shinay Ling (Meditation Place)

On May 18, 2014 Lion’s Roar teachers, Lama Yeshe Jinpa and Geshe Damchoe, along with many members of Lion’s Roar... Read More →

Shamatha, Non-judgmental Awareness, Wisdom

At the last Nyinthun meditation I recommended some reading list books. The point of the books is to bring some... Read More →

This Week at Lion’s Roar

December 21, 2014 - December 27, 2014

Mindful Recovery

December 21, 2014 at 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
At Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall

Buddhism from the Ground Up

December 21, 2014 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
At Sacramento Friends Meeting Hall

Lama Yeshe Jinpa: Wake Up to Your Life

December 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
At Sacramento Friends Meeting Room

Qi Gong Class

December 23, 2014 at 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
At Simple Human Studio

Just Plain Sitting

December 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
At Shinay Ling

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